Lycoris Recoil

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Synonyms: LycoReco
Japanese: リコリス・リコイル
English: Lycoris Recoil
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2022 to Sep 24, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, BS11, ABC Animation
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genre: ActionAction
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.251 (scored by 135237135,237 users)
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Ranked: #2852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #669
Members: 309,237
Favorites: 5,383

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-Both share crisp animation qualities for their time -High-school girls with boosted or extraordinary abilities that are used to help society out -An organisation/entity is responsible for making/controlling their activities 
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Both star high school girls who work undercover for some sort of organization. Both are action-based. 
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- Both have hidden weapons in mundane carrying cases (music cases, school bags) - Both work for seedy government organizations - Both fight with guns - Both have children fight with guns and in dangerous situations - Both have characters who, though human, have an advanced technology that has helped keep them alive.  
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- Teenagers wielding firearms and other sort of dangerous weaponry - Main characters become partners/duos - The Duos are highly skilled - The Duos spend their days completing missions - Characters are trained to serve and project Japan in a "secret" organization - Kinji and Takina have black hair and are usually the serious one in their respective duo - Aria and Chisato are seen as highly capable and skilled in their field - Characters are usually in a school uniform - Comedy and Action being the main genres of these animes 
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Both star high school girls who work undercover for a military police organization that protects the city from crime.  
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duo fighting crime and helping people. 
report Recommended by seroza23
Girls fighting evil in secrets Similarity in Main Characters representing the contrasting personality Hinting of dark theme The mystery surrounding their secret organization (Magical Girls and Lycoris) OP is sung by Claris Both are original anime 
report Recommended by dindasmart
Both Lycoris Recoil and Akiba Maid Sensou are shows that have primarily female casts, working jobs that are basically covers for their darker and more covert activities. In terms of marketing, both really did well in hiding what their true premise was about until their respective air dates. 
report Recommended by JCas38
Great waifus and yuri interactions with the main characters being somewhat part of an organization that eliminates terrorists, but difference is it's setting is more during fantasy medieval era along with magic instead of guns. 
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Cute girls with weapons contributing to the society for the first ~9 episodes. Towards the end, they have to confront their own dystopian threat. 
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Fantastic gun action from female protagonist and rival on the opposite force; set against a government conspiracy with a GL storyline on the side. 
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Cafe setting Main characters involved in darker issues (Prima Doll's being war and Lycoreco's being to spy stuff) 
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The semblance of life of our protagonists that develops as their relationship progresses in parallel with the plot is really a huge positive point. The personalities of our heroes are diametrically opposed which opens up various points of view. The animation is also superb with secondary characters that perfectly boost the anime, regarding the antagonist what I find very subjective this subject is very particular for the two works without knowing too much who is considered as "the enemy", the soundtrack is much more striking on Lycoris Recoil in my opinion but Wonder Egg priority does not demerit in anything with its originality. 
report Recommended by Mel_lgrd
There are similarities in genre bases and destinies between Siesta from Tanmoshi and Chisato and Lycoris Recoil. 
report Recommended by teofilusSW
Both are original anime that focuses on the story revolve a "girl" whom got "modified" trying to fulfill their purposes. Packed with action and also humor this two really fun to watch. 
report Recommended by Kanrakanra
Although the base genres of the two anime are clearly different, the slice-of-life parts, the setting of the place (both Hoshimi Production and Lycoris Recoil Cafe), and the character compositions have obvious similarities. Not much different between Nagase Kotono and Takina, and Kawasaki Sakura and Chisato (especially after episode 5); Sakura and Chisato both have specials, while Kotono and Takina both have "dark and unlucky pasts"; In addition, Sakura and Chisato are described as cheerful people with high "emotional intelligence" tendencies and idealistic people, while Kotono and Takina have a tendency to be realistic and tend to be melancholic. The atmosphere in Hoshimi Production and  read more 
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Both feature a group of female students who fights an enemy that threatens the peace of a city/area they swore to protect.  
report Recommended by TheRockzSG
Both LycoReco, Akuma no Riddle is very sidekick Highschool girls killer. Yuri feels OP main character. coolest amazing stories.  
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If you loved the dynamic of Takina and Chisato in Lycoris Recoil, that's not the only show where 2 unlikely girls become best friends. Both Lycoris Recoil and Kill Me Baby have 2 main characters and both pairs happen to be a no-nonsense high school assassin and the goofy yet lovable girl who befriends her and tries to convince her that killing is not the way to go. If you're not seeing the similarities yet, then I would definitely give both shows a watch, I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. Now of course, Kill Me Baby and Lycoris Recoil are two different shows, the former  read more 
report Recommended by SekiTobaKungFU
-The characters wear similar uniforms. -A1 Pictures. -Chisato and Zero Two are tough but they are different in many ways. -Both shows are light but have dark undertones. 
report Recommended by Ubume
I havent seen much of lycoris recoil but they seem similar in a lot of ways! im sorry ehehe.. im bad at explaining.. 
report Recommended by Akarinn_
While plot wise they're not similar, they're both A1 Pictures anime originals that have great fight scenes and hinging between slice of life rom com and serious action with a really dark plot underneath.  
report Recommended by VenomEmperor
Both main characters are girls with guns. 
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Girls are military personnel who go into combat. Mix of action and slice of life. Story starts with a girl transferring in. 
report Recommended by UvovSimon
In both, a secret organization uses cute 16-year-old girls to fight criminals and terrorists 
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Same theme a cafe/restaurant a many woman workers and one manager at the Part-Time.Sometime she character in style act,cheerful,laughter and any more 
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Do you like yuri? Do you crave violence? Especially with guns? Well do I have the show for you.  
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Teenagers with no mothers and/or fathers working for a secret organization with the goal of protecting Tokyo/Japan, being forced to kill living beings in the process 
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One could call Lycoris a throwback or homage to the old guns and girls Anime of the early 2000 and the prime example (that I still have some fond memories of) would be Noir. Both have two main girls that work as assassins for a secret organization, are way too good at their job, and have some rule of cool action with some quality character interaction in between. Noir shines more in the atmosphere it creates and the variety of places it depicts, while Lycoris is focused on Tokyo alone but shows a much higher quality when it comes to animation and art. Noir is more experimental with  read more 
report Recommended by zwolf12
Buddy Cop mysteries set in basically similar settings 
report Recommended by weirdy8
girls with guns type of story, full of action and beautiful animation. If you like one, you'll like the other 
report Recommended by JiegerBlack34
Both series are action-focused series that focus on characters working for the Japanese government in order to protect the public safety of Japan and fighting against a central villain that wishes to break that system apart; Psycho-Pass takes place in the far future and has a more somber, morbid tone whereas Lycoris takes place close to the present and has a consistent comedic bend, though takes itself seriously when it needs to. 
report Recommended by RiverSorcerer
These series have cute girls with guns, fighting evil. Lycrois recoil's clean and beautiful animation is similar to Assualt Lily's. The audience that likes Lycoris Recoil may also enjoy Assault Lily Bouquet too 
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